At Beechwold Dental Care in Columbus, Ohio will be soon offering sedation dentistry to reduce the anxiety of going to the dentist.
Light sedation can be done orally (by pill) or by IV to reduce anxiety and stress during a dental visit. Use of an IV also allows moderate sedation, which for many people is a twilight-like or trance-like state of relaxation. It is important to note that light and moderate sedation is not the same as being ‘put to sleep’ (general anesthesia). While many people may remember little or none of their time under moderate sedation and have very reduced anxiety, unlike general anesthesia they can continue to breathe on their own and be responsive to questions. This generally makes it a safer and more easily reversed procedure then general anesthesia, allowing patients to get their dental treatments completed in a relaxed environment without anxieties.
Beechwold Dental Care is proud to be offering sedation dentistry to our Clintonville and Columbus, OH patients in the near future. While we are equipping our office for it now, the credential process is longer and requires completing dozens of cases before it can be offered in a private office. We are hoping to have sedation dentistry ready by the end of summer 2014.